Here Are Some Amazing Photographs Of Early Astronauts And Their Wives
Lily Koppel's new nonfiction book, The Astronaut Wives Club, looks at the historic time in America when astronauts were heroes and their families were emblems. She talks about the book and the photos she gathered.
Description: President Richard M. Nixon and the Apollo 13 crew salute U.S. flag during the post-mission ceremonies at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Earlier, the astronauts John Swigert, Jim Lovell and Fred W. Haise were presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom by the Chief Executive. Apollo 13, launched on April 11, 1970, was NASA's third manned mission to the moon. Two day later on April 13 while the mission was en route to the moon, a fault in the electrical system of one of the…
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13 Things That Saved Apollo 13, Part 8: The Command Module Wasn't Severed - Universe Today
[/caption] Note: To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 13 mission, for 13 days, Universe Today will feature “13 Things That Saved Apollo 13,” discussing different turning points of the mission with NASA engineer Jerry Woodfill. When the Apollo 13 crew jettisoned the crippled Service Module as they approached Earth, they saw the extent … Continue reading "13 Things That Saved Apollo 13, Part 8: The Command Module Wasn’t Severed"
Cape Kennedy, Florida. Gemini 7 astronauts Frank Borman (far left) and James Lovell (far right), are greeted upon their arrival at Cape Kennedy by fellow Astronauts Alan Shephard (wearing suit) and Donald Slayton (yellow shirt), December 19th. Borman and Lovell were flown to the cape from the carrier wasp after completion of their historic two-week space mission.
Here's How the Apollo Team Trained for Their Historic Space Missions
The astronauts who flew in the Apollo space missions have been immortalized in images of their trips to space, and to the Moon. But in these photographs we see their human sides, as they prepped to leave the planet by training in some of the most forbidding locations on Earth.
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Astronaut Jim Lovell gets a check up while suiting up for his Gemini 7 mission with Frank Borman. Lovell and Borman would fly together again on Apollo 8, and Lovell would command the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission